With the concerns over the Omicron variant at an all-time high, the White House has decided to distribute over 400 million N95 masks for free.
“This is the largest deployment of personal protective equipment in U.S. history,” a White House representative said.
The masks will be available in various locations including pharmacies and community health centers beginning next week. Along with giving out free masks, the White House has also launched the site for citizens to get free at-home COVID-19 tests.
In March of 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a global pandemic that the world is still dealing with two years later.